With its record-setting year, Welltower’s MOB portfolio now totals 30 million square feet
By John B. Mugford
A year ago, Toledo, Ohio-based Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) was featured in this space after it announced total acquisitions, in both seniors housing and medical office buildings (MOBs), in 2018 of about $3.4 billion.
About $560 million of that 2018 total was invested in MOBs, a strong showing for the publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) that had been on the “sidelines” of making purchases for a multi-month period spanning from the latter part of 2017 and into 2018.
Well, as 2019 was coming to a close it was looking as if Welltower was likely going to break the all-time, single-year MOB acquistions record for a single entity.
Welltower Inc.’s Chairman and CEO Thomas J. DeRosa told analysts on Oct. 29 that the real estate investment trust (REIT) had already grown its MOB portfolio “by approximately $2 billion” year-to-date in 2019.
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